Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Farina v. Nokia, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1064 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether a regulation based on authority conferred by a statute that explicitly disclaims any implied preemptive effect can impliedly preempt state law on a "frustration of purpose" theory of preemption; and (2) whether an agency's National Environmental Policy Act regulation, which imposes no substantive requirements, may preempt substantive state health, safety, or consumer-protection laws.

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